Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Looks Like Rain, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Peggy-O, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> Jack A Roe, Playin' In The Band-> Shakedown Street-> Drums-> If I Had The World To Give-> Playin' In The Band-> Around & Around
partial sets 1,2; revised source: MR> Cass Master> Lynxone 24 bit A/D converter> CD; seed via M. Mcleod; abupt cut in the end of Peggy-o; via P. Lucente to BUDD offer
August 30, 2013 Subject:
Very nice crisp sound..I WANT THE WHOLE FREAKIN' SHOW PLEASE!!
Out of the three times they played If I Had The World To Give..Winterland,Red Rocks,Cleveland..this by far is my favorite version! listen to Bobby playing during this song, it almost sounds like Whale calls..I wish they would have kept this in the line up! It is a great song..everything thing else on this is hot and jumping and inspired..so please>GIVE IT A WHIRL>Forever Grateful>Forever Dead!!!!!!
November 20, 2010 Subject:
when David Gans first aired this show on the GDH (#406) he aplogized profusely because he only had approx. 40 minutes of a less than sparkling recording of it. I remember him stating that "I only have 40 minutes of the 2nd set but I think you will like what you are about to hear". It remains my alltime favorite stand alone, non thematic jam. THANK YOU,Archive for keeping the dream alive. LONG LIVE THE GRATEFUL DEAD!!!!
March 20, 2007 Subject:
This was my third show and one of my all time favorites. I remember sleeping on the sidewalk the night before tickets went on sale, and was amply rewarded.
Although the crowd was a little mellow, the boys were tight and the jams were blissful. I may be wrong but I recall that Weir was not on stage for the first ten minutes of the second set-- which only added to my enjoyment. I also agree with the comments about World To Give.
September 29, 2005 Subject:
My favorite Peggy-O
Garcia loved to sing this song: I love to listen to it. So I've searched the archives and still have yet to find a version that moves me like this one. Especially the instrumental interlude, which flies with Dead magic after Garcia double-times his notes and Keith comes over the top with a perfectly timed piano swirl.
The other Garcia songs (World to Give!) are inspired as well.
September 5, 2004 Subject:
Deep and Dank
Set 2 is a marvel of exploration. Kinda a shame that so much is missing. But very grateful to see here.
June 27, 2004 Subject:
World To Give and...
A very surprising start to set two, an interesting, ten minute Playin-style jam (notes/figures like the Playin jam on 11-23). At seven minutes, there is a splice. The JackARoe starts abruptly, but is a decent version; Garcia felt right at home in and around this melody.
The real highlight is probably a welcome lowlight for most: the last performance of If I Had The World To Give. There were only two others. Garcia's voice on this seems personal, intimate and intact, kind of rare for late 1978. The melody is pretty nice, a simple ascending figure. But ultimately, it's far too complicated a tune (we go from lullaby, to a quick Beatlesque Hey Jude turn, to disco). It's unfortunate, because the end of this song has potential. The last two minutes is principally Garcia building around an descending melody; who knows what he could have come up with, had they continued to work on it. Weir's slide underneath is only somewhat bothersome.
The Peggy-O is slow (cf. 2-3's rouser), though during his last take, Garcia blasts off with 128th notes, giving the listener a 10G ride.
June 14, 2004 Subject:
Jerry is havin' a good ole' time this evening!
It's very unfortunate that I've been unable to find this entire show (with no splices or missing songs) for over 12 years, but thank you Archive for this over-looked gem. This is one of my first tapes ever, and to this day is on my top 3 favorites list.
Check out the "jam" into Jack-A-Roe. Jerry and The Rhythm Devils are incredible throughout this rarely placed improv. The transitions are all superb between songs as well, especially the jam>jack-a-roe and playin' >shakedown.
4 stars because of the splice during the jam
and incomplete set, but 5 stars for actually having this hard-to-find show up at all.
P.S. I don't recommend the SB with Aud. patches offered here. The patches don't do this show justice. Go straight SB!
May 20, 2004 Subject:
The Grateful Dead